Archive for October, 2009

I know how you feel…WRONG! By Denise Goegan

Posted in Articles, Denise's Journey on October 29th, 2009 by Kathryn Burke – 3 Comments

Listen to an audio version of this article in MP3 format. Goegan, Denise “I Know How You Feel…WRONG!” I think that the most frustrating thing about having a learning disability is when people say to you “I know how you feel.” This statement is like hearing nails on a chalk board: aggravating, unwarranted and in […]

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Midterm madness….yet again by Lorrie Goegan

Posted in Articles, Mother's Perspectives on October 27th, 2009 by Kathryn Burke – 1 Comment

I thought that I had finished…long ago… with the stress and sleepless nights that accompany university midterms. Little did I know that as a parent of a university student with LD, I would once again agonize through the pain of midterms. Although I no longer have to sit in an exam hall and write, I […]

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Going to Advocacy Boot Camp: Fighting to Keep a School Open

Posted in Kathryn's Journey on October 12th, 2009 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

Christmas was upon us. It was the first one since my sister had died. With the New Year approaching, the consensus was that the year had been both horrific and wonderful. My sister, a young woman, had succumbed to cancer. But, our oldest son’s learning needs had been recognized and he was now enrolled in […]

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I Feel Like a New Man Today! Taking Medication for ADHD

Posted in Kathryn's Journey on October 3rd, 2009 by Kathryn Burke – 1 Comment

We all settled into the new reality of our life…our youngest son was thriving in Grade 2 and our oldest son loved his new school. We took a few minutes to catch our breath. It is funny that I have a vivid memory of events affecting our son in the time before he was accepted […]

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